Is Harry Styles' Skincare Line Worth It?

There are so many different celebrity beauty brands out there. Everyone from Rihanna and Selena Gomez to Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore have started their own brands filled with makeup, skincare items, or a mixture of the two. As Allure points out, some of the lines are staple ones that are here to stay while other celebrity beauty brands tend to fizzle out. Where does Harry Styles' Pleasing brand land on that spectrum? Well, according to some reviews, some products are better than others.


Before we jump in, let's have a quick rundown. In November 2021, Harry Styles launched his beauty brand Pleasing "to bring joyful experiences and products that excite the senses and blur the boundaries" (via The Cut). The line launched with four nail polishes and two different skincare products. Fans were over the moon to see that Styles had created a nail polish line, but some were skeptical about the skincare products.

With celebrity beauty brands popping up all the time, it makes sense that some people would be skeptical of Styles' line. Here's everything you need to know about Pleasing, so you can shop accordingly. 

Harry Styles' The Pleasing Pen has mixed reviews

There are roughly hundreds of different skincare brands out there. When Harry Styles announced that his beauty brand would include a few, naturally people were interested. On top of his raved about nail polishes, Styles created The Pearlescent Illuminating Serum and The Pleasing Pen ($30), which is part lip serum and part eye serum. The packaging is the perfect mix of classic and modern, but it turns out that looks can be deceiving.


According to Insider, this line, which was a "fun little project" during the pandemic, isn't worth the price. The writer was disappointed by The Pleasing Pen's lip serum and said that the under eye serum wasn't much better.

"I hoped that [The Pleasing Pen] would quickly minimize the bags under my eyes and add some moisture to my skin," the writer says. "But unfortunately, it felt sticky when I first applied it, and later dried and all but disappeared from my skin. In my opinion, my under-eye area looked exactly the same as before I used the product." The Insider writer goes on to say that the serum worked well as a primer, but the price was a little too high. 

Pleasing's The Pearlescent Illuminating Serum is a winner

It is worth noting that others felt differently about the Pleasing's skincare products. According to Refinery29, one product is worth the price — The Pearlescent Illuminating Serum ($35).The writer says that it was the perfect primer that stuck to makeup and left skin glowing. While she enjoyed the eye serum half of The Pleasing Pen, she was let down by the lip serum saying, it was "moisturizing but not as great as [her] usual lip balm." Unfortunately, you can't buy the two separate. They come together for a cool $30.


There's no refund policy for the products, according to Pleasing. While some celebrity brands, like Fenty Beauty, allow for returns, all sales are final when you shop Pleasing. That means that the reviews matter more than ever. You can't just change your mind and then send the item back. There is also no section for a customer reviews on Pleasing's site, so publication reviews are all the more important.

That being said, it looks like you're safe to shop the brand's The Pearlescent Illuminating Serum if you're looking for a bit more glow in your daily routine. However, it might not be worth the splurge to buy the duo serum. 

Nail polishes from Pleasing are top notch

While Pleasing's skincare items might not be buy-it-now products, the nail polishes sure are. According to Refinery29, Pleasing's The Perfect Polish Set is well worth the price. Considering that these nail polishes are $65 for a set of four, they should be high quality. According to the publication, they are. "I have to admit that they're high quality," the reviewer says. "It took a good while for my nails to dry but I didn't notice any chips the next day like I usually do."


The brand also now has an apparel section of the brand. Pleasing sells both black and white crewneck sweatshirts with the brand's name across the front for $95. Who knows what Styles will add to the line next. Fingers crossed that it's more nail polish colors, because they seem to be the best products out of the entire line.